Grass Under the Snow

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Type: TV series
Genre: melodrama
Year of production: 2010
Number of episodes: 4
Directed by: Vladimir Yanoschuk
Written by: Alina Semeryakova
Production designer: Aleksandr Kononov
Director of photography: Vadim Savitsky
Music by: Daniil Yudelevich
Premiere: 04/09/2010 (Russia), 18/09/2010 (Ukraine)
Cast: Aleksey Gorbunov, Tatiana Arntgolts, Pavel Barshak, Fiodor Lavrov, Vladimir Steklov, Maria Zvonaryova, Olesya Zhurakovskaya
Sisters Lesia and Sasha grew up in a good but poor family. Sasha, her parents’ favorite, is smart and beautiful while her sister Lesia is an unremarkable girl interested only in material things.

Life changes dramatically, however, after their parents die. Having sold her flat and convincing her sister to look after her illegitimate son, Sasha leaves for America to make her fortune. Meanwhile, Lesia marries a man whose family works for a rich Commander. However, her happy marriage is destroyed when her husband discovers that she spent a drunken night at his master’s house. Suddenly Lesia finds herself homeless and alone with her five-year-old nephew.

Nevertheless, she will survive somehow as she adjusts to her new circumstances, like a blade of grass bending under the snow.